Este; Cataluña; Barcelona
Location of affected unit(s)
Cerdanyola del Vallés
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

480 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 April 2005
Employment effect (start)
6 April 2005
Foreseen end date
31 December 2005


The Canadian company Celestica is specialised in the manufacture of electric appliances. The Company issued a restructuring plan in January 2005 with the dismissal of 15% of its workforce (5,500 employees). The company announced the closure of the Cerdanyola del Vallés (ancient Telesincro) plant creating 480 redundancies - 150 of which being temporary contracts - and the relocation of its activity to the Czech Republic. The plant faced € 4 million losses in 2004. These measures could also affect Celestica’s plant in La Pobla de Vallbona (Valencia, Spain) as this plant lost a contract with one of its mayor customers, IBM. Although no job reduction plan have been presented to the regional authorities, the company has begun contacting labour representatives. The job reduction plan will include measures such as voluntary dismissals with compensation, labour relocation and compensation for the temporary employees.


  • 6 April 2005: El País


Eurofound (2005), Celestica, Closure in Spain, factsheet number 61380, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61380.